The citizen of Israel Leonid Katz, whose business is associated with high-ranking officials in Moldova were detained in Moscow airport «Sheremetyevo», according to Walla.
Previously, the government of Moldova has issued a warrant for the arrest of Katz, accusing the businessman of involvement in the machinations of local officials related to money laundering and corruption.
Law enforcement agencies of Moldova has appealed to Interpol, however, the leadership of the Interpol has refused to declare Katz wanted, since, according to the organization, persecution of the businessman is politically motivated.
Russian authorities detained the Katz stated that it is willing either to extradite the businessman to Moldova, either to grant him asylum on the condition of waiver of Israeli citizenship.
The Israeli foreign Ministry said that Israeli diplomats in Moscow are negotiating on the future of Katz with the Russian authorities.
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